Kelly Ann Woods was born and bred on a hippy hobby farm in Wakefield, Quebec. Her love for flavour, concoctions and alchemy was born there. She has won multiple awards for her cocktail making and sommelier skills including Vancouver’s Best Cocktail Maker and Best Cocktail in Squamish. Her businesses Gillespie’s Fine Spirits and Boozewitch Brands are in retailers across the province.
In recent years, Gillespie’s has won the Squamish Green Business award and the Chamber of Commerce award for Innovation. It’s been a very big year for Kelly with her Sin Gin winning silver at the prestigious San Francisco International Spirits Competition, her first listing with BC Liquor stores for Sin Gin at 35 stores and climbing and being nominated for the RBC Canadian Woman of Influence award in the micro-business category.
In her spare time, she is a devoted mother to an energetic three year old, founder and acting president of the Squamish Craft Beverage Association, founder of the co-op Squamish Moms for Fruits and Veggies and an actor on shows like the Twilight Zone reboot, Supernatural and iZombie. Catch her on Saturday Sips on Global or check out one of her fun workshops here at Cornucopia. Always fun, friendly, educational and not to be missed.